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Latin name: Copaifera langsdorfii
Country of origin: Brazil
Part of the plant: Gum/Resin
Obtained by: Steam distilled
Main biochemical components*: beta-caryophyllene, a-copaiene, delta-cadinene, gamma-cadinene, cedrol
Properties: Analgesic, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, astringent, expectorant, stimulant


This single essential oil comes undiluted in a 10ML glass bottle.

Why Use

Physical uses: Bronchitis, coughs, colds, pain, stomach ache.


Skin care uses: Athlete’s foot, acne, inflammatory skin condition, minor nail infection, scars, stretch marks, promotes youthful-looking skin.


Psychological uses: Uplifts mood, calms stress and anxiety.

Subtle uses: Calming


Note: Copaiba Balsam can be used as a fixative to help retain the scent of perfume blends.


*Chemical components: Chemical component percentages may vary. Emerald Oils offers a Certificate of Analysis for review.


Copaiba (pronounced [koh-pey-buh]), is a powerful anti-inflammatory which makes it a wonderful pain reliever, has anti-depressant qualities, and it contains the only terpene known to interact with the endocannabanoid system-Beta-Caryophyllene, but it is NOT a cannabanoid! If you stay away from anything CBD related like I do, you will appreciate Copaiba for its one-of-a-kind terpene.


Methods of Use


Aromatherapy: The use of natural, aromatic substances, known as essential oils, have been proven to directly connect to the amygdala and the lymbic system in the brain where the seat of emotions is, as well as enter the blood stream just through smelling, offering mental, emotional and physical healing support. Our Creater YAHWEH is amazing in all His ways! 


Add to Products: Copaiba can be added to pre-made, fragrance-free products to enhance their performance. Add 4-8 drops to 2 ounces of facial moisturizer; 6-30 drops to 1 ounce of lotion; 10-20 drops to 8 ounces of shampoo; 15-30 drops to 8 ounces of conditioner.


After Shower: After showering, while your skin is still wet, put 1-3 drops of Copaiba oil in the palm of one of your hands and rub your hands together. Quickly and evenly spread the essential oil over your legs, arms, and torso. Avoid sensitive skin areas. For maximum skin hydration and to seal in moisture, apply cream, lotion, or body oil directly to damp skin.


Bath: Mix 4-8 drops of Copaibal oil in 1 teaspoon of carrier oil, such as fractionated coconut oil. (You can also add the essential oil to 1/2 cup of whole milk or heavy cream.) Set aside. If you have muscle aches, add 1-2 cups Epsom or Dead sea salts. Fill the tub with warm water and immerse yourself. Add the essential oil mixture and swirl the water around you. Massage your skin and breathe in the aroma. Remain in the tub for 10-15 minutes.


Bath, Foot: Mix 1-3 drops of Copaiba oil in 1/2 teaspoon of carrier oil, such as fractionated coconut oil. Set aside. Fill a tub (deep enough to cover your feet and ankles) with warm water. Add the essential oil mixture, stir well, and immerse your feet for 10-15 minutes. Breathe in the aroma and massage your feet.


Body Lotion: Add 6-30 drops of Copaiba Balsam essential oil in 1 ounce of fragrance-free, natural moisturizing lotion. Apply to your skin, especially after a shower or bath.


Body Oil: Mix 6-30 drops of Copaiba oil in 1 ounce of a carrier, such as fractionated coconut oil or sweet almond oil. Apply to your skin, especially after a shower or bath.


Chest Rub: Mix 5-15 drops of essential oil in 1 tablespoon of carrier oil or fragrance-free, natural lotion, apply to your upper chest and upper back.


Compress: Fill a basin with water. (Warm water relaxes and increases circulation. Cool water invigorates and relieves inflammation.) Add 3-5 drops of Copaiba Balsam essential oil and briskly stir. Lay in a washcloth, wring and apply to the area in need for approximately 1-5 minutes. Dip, wring and apply 3 more times.


Compress, Facial: Fill the sink with warm water. Add 1-3 drops of Copaiba oil to the water and agitate the water to mix well. Lay in a clean washcloth, wring, and apply to face, with eyes closed, holding in place for 5-10 seconds. Repeat dipping, wringing, and applying – 3 times. Pat dry.


Diffusion: Follow the diffuser manufacturer’s instructions to fill the air with a therapeutic aroma. Easy alternatives when you don’t have a diffuser:

Place 2-4 drops of Copaiba Balsam essential oil on several cotton balls or tissues; place nearby or tuck into the grate of fan or air vent in your home or car.


Dry Inhalation: Put 1-3 drops of Copaiba Balsam essential oil on a tissue and inhale the aroma through your nose. Pause and inhale again. (Avoid touching your nose with the tissue.)


Facial Oil: Mix 2-5 drops of Copaiba oil in 1 ounce of a carrier such as jojoba, calendula, or rosehip seed oil.


Massage: Mix 6-30 drops of Copaiba oil in 1 ounce of carrier oil or fragrance-free, natural lotion.


Perfume: Mix 10-20 drops of Copaiba oil in 1 tablespoon of fractionated coconut oil. Apply to pulse points, such as inner wrists, behind knees, or backs of ankles.


Spot Application: Mix 1-4 drops of Copaiba essential oil in 1 teaspoon of carrier oil or aloe vera and apply to the area in need


The Methods of Use are general guidelines. Individual sensitivities, desired results, and the characteristics of the essential oil(s) used must all be considered. Adjust methods and proportions accordingly.


For external use only. Always dilute before use. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid eyes and other sensitive areas. Keep away from direct flame – essential oils are flammable. If pregnant or nursing, consult a physician before using essential oils. Store at room temperature and avoid direct sunlight.


(This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. No information provided is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.)